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Low oxygen levels off coast raise fears of marine dead zones

Jul. 24, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low oxygen levels measured off the coast of Oregon and Washington are raising concerns of large “dead zones” that could decimate crabs and bottom-dwelling fish within them. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week that...

Sheriff's deputy killed in Vancouver, Washington, 2 detained

Jul. 24, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot in in Vancouver, Washington on Friday evening, authorities said. Two persons of interest have been detained and authorities are searching for a third person of interest, according to Vancouver police. ...

Seahawks camp focuses on Adams' contract, Waldron's offense

Jul. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (12-5) CAMP SITE: Renton, Washington LAST YEAR: Thanks to a big start of the season from QB Russell Wilson and WR DK Metcalf and a defense that improved throughout the year, the Seahawks won the NFC West for the first time since 2016....

Gymnastics coach charged with voyeurism, child porn

Jul. 24, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Edmonds man has been charged with putting cellphone cameras in a youth gymnastics bathroom and possessing child pornography. Patrick Kunz was a coach at the Leading Edge Gymnastics Academy in Everett, where he controlled the surveillance...

Raleigh, Torrens hit back-to-back HRs, Mariners top A's 4-3

Jul. 24, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Cal Raleigh and Luis Torrens hit back-to-back homers, Dylan Moore scored the go-ahead run on consecutive wild pitches and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night. Seattle’s Yusei Kikuchi struck out a career-high 12 and...

Kraken nab Matthew Beniers as 1st pick in franchise history

Jul. 24, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken found their potential center of the future with the first draft pick in franchise history. The expansion NHL franchise selected University of Michigan player Matthew Beniers with the No. 2 overall pick in the entry draft on Friday...

Man charged in Tacoma security guard’s death

Jul. 23, 2021 20:23 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a security guard found dead in downtown Tacoma was severely beaten by a U.S. Army Ranger after she tried to stop the intoxicated man from entering a building, according to court documents. The News Tribune reports that on Friday,...

Citing delta variant, King County urges indoor masks

Jul. 23, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The top public health official in Washington state’s most populous county is asking everyone to wear masks in indoor public spaces because of the rise of the COVID-19 delta variant — even if they have been vaccinated. Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer...

The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

Jul. 23, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures. The...

Seattle plans to add special response for some 911 calls

Jul. 23, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and other city officials plan to add a response unit for 911 calls that don’t require typical, armed police officers. Officials said Friday they are still working out details, and it won't launch until at least next year, The...